PRESENTING OUR TEAM.
SOME YOU KNOW, OTHERS YOU DO NOT. EVERY ONE OF THEM LOVES THE GAME AND PLAYS IT ETHICALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY. THEY ALL HAVE A DREAM AND THE DRIVE TO MAKE IT REAL.
OUR RESPECTS TO ALL!
2004 WSOP Main Event Champion, 2012 HPT Player of the Year, author of "FossilMan's Winning Tournament Strategies", teacher of poker. His training sessions are a must. Always positive, always giving it his very best. Take a look at his Signature Edition here
Chris "Fox" Wallace
WSOP Bracelet winner. CEO of iNinja Poker Tour and Next Level Poker. Accomplished teacher and author of the game. Great photographer. We are proud to have him on our team! Take a look at his Signature Edition here
Jeff is known for his vlogs and sharp wit. He is also well respected as a player and commentator. He streams on Twitch, has his YouTube Channel, and is always entertaining and informative. America's Card Room pro. We see great things in his future!
Jeff is well known in the international poker community. His aggressive style and reading abilities make him a force to be reckoned with. Equally adept at online poker as well as live tournaments, Jeff presents a well-rounded approach to the game of poker. He frequently plays online and streams on Twitch and posts various content on his YouTube channel.
Long Island born and raised, Cathy now reside in Elmira, New York. Self taught, she started playing poker in 2004. To improve her game, she attended WPT boot camps and WSOP academies. She cashed in the 2015 WSOP Main Event and won a WSOP daily deepstack among other cashes. Cathy is "a poker obsessed enthusiastic amateur!"
A very recent transplant from New Jersey to North Carolina, Anthony is a strong player with an unwavering confidence in himself and his game. And rightly so. In fact, he probably invented "positivity" some time ago, before that other guy did. Follow him on Twitter and see what we are talking about!
With a recent 4th place finish at WSOPC Cherokee Event 13, Erik is a force to be reckoned with. Always friendly, always with a smile, Erik is a valued member of our team.
Tracy is a full time school teacher, part time poker player. She often plays in Reno, Las Vegas, and Cherokee, NC. She is married with 3 amazing step children. Going on her 23rd year teaching.
Humberto "The Chark" Brenes is the life of the party at the tables. With a great attitude and friendly demeanor, Humberto is known for his aggressive play and deep knowledge of the game.
Scott has been playing full time since 2005. He began by playing NL cash but in 2014 he started following the WSOP circuit and now he is in the top 100 in all-time cashes, including being #1 in cashes for Harrahs Cherokee. He has over a dozen WSOP final tables and 1 circuit ring. He still plays cash but it’s mostly PLO and the mix game formats with NLH sprinkled in.
One of the greats of the game, Hoyt needs no introduction. A long-time supporter of our company, Hoyt is known for his aggressive game. A true gentleman on and off the tables.
Hank is ranked #1 on the South Carolina on all-time money list with over $976,000. He has over a hundred cashes. And over 20 WSOP Circuit Final Tables with 5 Circuit Main Event Final tables.
One of our greatest supporters, Leo is a teacher, a coach, and a strong poker player from Texas. He,
like most of our team members, does not play professionally, but is well versed in the game and it is a matter of time before he makes a name for himself. We believe!
If you have been at our booth at the Rio during the WSOP, you have probably met Nate. An excellent poker player with a full time job to support his family Nate is knocking on the door, and will keep knocking till that door comes crushing down.
Jeff is a recent transplant to Vegas from the East Coast. He loves grinding online and also plays live tournaments. Very dangerous player with a whole lot of experience. His time in the Big Leagues is coming.
Jay is a very popular player from MN. She is also the CEO of Project Realms, a software consulting firm, and owns Kicker Power a poker related clothing company. She is also the undisputed Queen of Purple!
Pam is a veteran of the poker world and she, with her husband Robin, owns the popular radio station OnTiltRadio. We love having her on our team!
Another crusher from Minnesota, Will works full time at Hammermade making sure his clients leave his store happy and well dressed. Known for his great smile and positive attitude, Will is a valued member of our team.
A true family man, Ted "Lucky" Leahy is the owner of Lucky Leahy's Custom Poker Tables. In his spare time he plays a mean game of poker. We are fortunate to count him among our friends and supporters!
Greg owns a plumbing company in Livermore California and according to him, he "works a lot". He does! Underneath his infectious smile and friendly demeanor lies a very VERY dangerous poker player!
Well known in the poker scene of Minnesota, Erick has a distinctly aggressive style and has been very successful as a pro player. Always a gentleman, always friendly. He is a great representative of our company and we appreciate his efforts.
With an infectious smile and a great attitude, Phil recently moved to Las Vegas with his family. Phil has been a Blue Shark team member for 5 years and he spends half his time on the poker felt and the other half leading a non-profit educational foundation.
Abbey Daniels spent her career in the diagnostics and medical device industry as a businesswoman and CEO. She is recognized as a highly successful female executive and listed in the “Who’s Who Among Female Executives”, The Chief Executive Forum, and the winner of multiple awards in the business community. And yes, she does have a mean game of poker!
Brian is a professional poker player playing mostly live lower limit cash and tournaments with over $300k in live tournament earnings. He is a contributor to the RecPoker Podcast, co-owner of iNinja Poker Tour, and a 3-time winner of the MN Poker Awards “Nice Guy".
Steve is a well-known player from the Ontario area, and he also participates in the WSOP in the USA. He specializes in Radiation Protection at a nuclear plant. His motto is: "Always Learning, Always Playing, Always Improving". We love that attitude!
Eli plays in Florida venues including the Seminole Hard Rock as well as other WSOP and WPT tournaments. He also plays cash games so he is well versed in both areas of the game. His professional demeanor as well as his positive attitude make him a valued member of our team.
Evan has been with us since almost the beginning of the company. He is an I.T. professional, serving the citizens of North Carolina by way of the NC Courts. He enjoys a good rock concert, a good craft beer, and crushing on the felt. His dream is to get a shot at the big times (and perhaps become a rock star although he will not admit that).
Sam Medina Jr
Husband and family man with a successful sales career in the food and beverage industry. Primarily a recreational poker player out of Tampa FL with home turf being Seminole Hard Rock. Treats poker as a hobby but has determination to get better each and every day.
Larry "The Kid" Prugh is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. A retired Major from the US Army, where he was a Counterintelligence Agent for 30 years, he is well versed in the field of tells and psychology. And that makes him especially dangerous at the poker table. Larry's company, Gamer Optics, is an authorized national distributor of Blue Aspis Optics, our computer glasses.
Robert is a poker playing community college library director who can be sighted in poker rooms in the multi-state Kansas region playing or doing supporting work for RunGood Events. A Blue Shark Optics enthusiast for several years, he particularly enjoys the HORSE games in cash version. For several years he contributed to Ante Up Magazine as the Kansas & Oklahoma Ambassador.